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Carnival eyes Aug. 1 resumption date, Costa extends suspension

MIAMI — Carnival Cruise Line has set its sights on Aug. 1 to resume North American service following a lengthy pause in operations due to COVID-19.

The cruise line announced its plan to phase in a resumption in service beginning at the start of August with a total of eight ships from Miami, Port Canaveral and Galveston.

As part of this plan, its pause in operations will be extended in all other North American and Australian markets through Aug. 31. Carnival previously extended its suspension through June 26.

The key elements of this plan are as follows:

  • All North American cruises from June 27 to July 31 will be cancelled
  • Beginning Aug. 1, cruises on the following ships will resume:
    • Galveston: Carnival Dream, Carnival Freedom and Carnival Vista
    • Miami: Carnival Horizon, Carnival Magic and Carnival Sensation
    • Port Canaveral: Carnival Breeze and Carnival Elation
  • All other North American and Australian homeport cruises will be cancelled through Aug. 31
  • All Carnival Spirit Alaskan cruises from Seattle will be cancelled as well as the Carnival Spirit Vancouver-Honolulu cruise on Sept. 25 and the Honolulu-Brisbane transpacific cruise on Oct. 6
  • All Carnival Splendor cruises in Australia from Jun 19 to Aug. 31 will be cancelled


Impacted guests and their travel agents are being notified by email of options that include a combined future cruise credit and onboard credit package, or a full refund. Booked guests can make their selection online.

Meanwhile, Costa has also announced that it is extending its suspension of cruises until June 30, 2020 due to the continued closure of ports in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It previously announced it will be suspending the activity of its ships until May 31, 2020.

Costa Crociere is taking steps to inform both travel agents and impacted guests. They will be guaranteed a reprotection in accordance with the applicable legislation.

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